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Cincinnati Bearcat football is back

For those who haven’t yet purchased season tickets for the defending Big East Champions, you now are able to purchase single game tickets for the Bearcats football season. This year the Bearcats will host SE Missouri State, Fresno State, Louisville (Keg of Nails game), UConn, West Virginia, and Illinois (Big Ten opponent).

Other Bearcat football news is that UC has just signed a one game deal to play the Tennessee Volunteers during the 2011 season in Knoxville in a game that will be aired on ESPN. The first game of this year’s season is at Rutgers on Monday, September 7 at 4pm on ESPN.

If you haven’t been to a Bearcat football game then you are missing out. Nippert Stadium has been called the Wrigley Field of college football, and is one of the oldest stadiums in the NCAA. The atmosphere is also one of the most intimate and unique as buildings loom over the stadium with the scoreboard even mounted on the roof of Ohio’s largest LEED certified building – UC’s Campus Recreation Center.

And if you have the time here is a comprehensive 2008 year in review video worth checking out. Lots of great footage and interviews.

By Randy A. Simes

Randy is an award-winning urban planner who founded UrbanCincy in May 2007. He grew up on Cincinnati’s west side in Covedale, and graduated from the University of Cincinnati’s nationally acclaimed School of Planning in June 2009. In addition to maintaining ownership and serving as the managing editor for UrbanCincy, Randy has worked professionally as a planning consultant throughout the United States, Korea and the Middle East. After brief stints in Atlanta and Chicago, he currently lives in the Daechi neighborhood of Seoul’s Gangnam district.